Quality Matters (QM) at Framingham State University is an initiative, sponsored by CELTSS and the Offices of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, to provide faculty support to re-design online and blended courses according to QM national standards. These standards promote learning and engagement through a student focused, faculty managed, continuous quality improvement process.
There are two ways that you can become a part of the Quality Matters community:
Fall 2014 Cohort – The cohort is comprised of a Power Day (Thursday, August 21, 2014) and four meeting times throughout the fall semester. Throughout the Power Day you will join other online faculty in discussing the eight General Standards of the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric and how to apply it to your online or blended courses. The four meetings provide an opportunity for collegial discussion about applying the standards to your online or blended course. It is an excellent opportunity to build a community with fellow online learning faculty. (More details are below)
Self-paced Online Workshop – If you have taught a specific online or blended course for a minimum of four semesters over a two year period, this self-paced workshop is for you! More details coming soon. (Launching Fall 2014)
Quality Matters Approved
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Quality Matters Program
Each spring, faculty members meet regularly to review the QM standards in advance of re-designing their course for an internal QM review. Conversations are led by Dr. Pat Luoto, Consumer Sciences Department and Robin Robinson, Education Technology Office.
QM Participants 2011-14
*Course meets Quality Matters Standards
- The program begins with a Power Day in January, with a day-long Quality Matters Standards workshop session.
- Throughout the spring semester, faculty meet four times for a collegial discussion about how to apply the standards to their online or blended course.
- As the standards are discussed, faculty create or re-design online/blended courses.
- At the end of the program, faculty request a course review by an internal FSU QM Peer Review team.
- Faculty who have a course recognized as meeting QM standards will be recognized at the Day in May and have a Quality Matters certification added to their course.
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